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The ConnectTherapy™ Series, Vancouver 2024/2025

September 21, 2024 @ 8:00 am - February 9, 2025 @ 5:00 pm

The ConnectTherapy Series is a 3 Part learning experience, taught by Dr. Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee. It provides in-depth hands-on and clinical reasoning skills in the Thoracic Ring Approach™ and ConnectTherapy™ models. These models illuminate the connections between all regions and systems of the body and integrate psychosocial features to treat the whole person by “Finding the Drivers” & the most relevant Influences for the person’s problem.

“I have already recommended it to quite a few colleagues. I feel as if I am learning “modern” physiotherapy. I don’t think there is another course out there that can teach you how to treat the whole person so effectively. They say you should go learn from the best, as they have already made all the mistakes and figured things out. We are so lucky as a profession that we have someone like LJ who is willing to share her knowledge and process so we can help as many people as possible!” – J.Browne, Saskatoon, S.K

Do you know how thoracic dysfunction can cause groin pain, pelvic girdle pain, neck pain or Achilles tendinopathy?
Do you know how to determine when “core stability” exercises will make low back pain worse and when they are the key to recovery?
Do you have a robust assessment algorithm to determine when you should treat a patient’s foot to resolve shoulder pain or when to treat their shoulder? 
Do you know the difference between sympathetic sensitization and central sensitization?
You will learn all this and MORE by the time you’ve finished taking The ConnectTherapy Series with LJ.

New Format

The course consists of 16 days of virtual and in-class learning, spread out over 3 parts. The new format, created in 2021, breaks each of the 3 Parts of the Series into a Virtual and In-Person course, giving you six learning opportunities with LJ & the Assisting Team. We have had nothing but positive reviews on this new format.

In between Parts you will have access to a large online Resource library of videos and support for your learning process. For the 2022/23 ConnectTherapy Series, the confirmed dates are:

  • Part 1 – Virtual: 21-22 Sept, 2024 ; In-Person: 4-6 Oct, 2024
  • Part 2 – Virtual: 16 – 17 Nov  ; In-Person: 29 Nov – 1 Dec, 2024
  • Part 3 – Virtual: 25 – 26 Jan 2025  ; In-Person: 6-9 Feb, 2025

What You’ll Learn

Learn how to assess & treat Thoracic Ring Co-Drivers from the creator of the Thoracic Ring Approach, along with all of LJ’s newest techniques for assessment & treatment of Knee Drivers, Foot/Ankle Drivers, and Co-Drivers for the Rings and shoulders.

Identifying Drivers and changing the patient’s negative experience of their body to a positive experience during Meaningful Task Analysis (Lee LJ 2008) is a powerful vehicle for change. This “Wow” factor has neurophysiological implications. Therapists can then confidently design treatment programs that target the true source of the problem and expect positive change. The innovative Thoracic Ring Approach™ (Lee LJ) is covered in depth, based on LJ’s personal, clinical and research journey on how the thorax affects the function of the whole body. This includes how to assess and treat thoracic Co-Drivers, new advanced thoracic ring exercises and concepts in program design. In every area of the body, from the cranium to the foot, unique assessment and treatment techniques are related to how they support optimal function & performance of the whole body and whole person.

The ConnectTherapy Series empowers you with new ways to assess and treat your patients, integrates the science from multiple fields with clinical expertise to figure out how to most efficiently and effectively treat your patients. It is a year that will illuminate new possibilities for growth and change.

There is a high Instructor/Assistant to Student Ratio (at least 1:6) to ensure a high level of quality feedback for skill acquisition and development of clinical reasoning skills. Let the ConnectTherapy Series Challenge your Mind and Change your World, and the worlds of your patients.Register Today



September 21 @ 8:00 am
February 9, 2025 @ 5:00 pm